Background

In mature trauma systems, decisions that affect patient outcomes on arrival in designated trauma services are made in rapid succession by skilled clinicians, with few errors. Existing real-time decision support software for trauma resuscitation and reception at The Alfred has been demonstrated to further reduce errors and improve patient outcomes. Currently, the technology relies on a touch-screen interface and LCD display.

 

Key Objectives & Outcomes

In partnership with Monash University and using innovative and bespoke technology, The National Trauma Research Institute, Alfred Health, will develop and trial a prototype of Heads-up Smartglasses for Trauma Resuscitation and Reception (HuSTRR). To remove the current reliance on patient/monitor visualisation and touch-screen input, the developed and tested prototype will essentially be a hands free, voice activated system capable of providing critical data to medical staff.

If successful, this technology will be developed commercially. It has potential for wide-scale application, particularly in communities where skills in and knowledge of best practice in trauma care is emerging.


Main Partner Orgnaisations(s)Monash University (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Geographic Location(s)Australia

Chief Investigator(s)Professor Mark Fitzgerald ASM, Professor Wing Kong Chiu

Project Manager / Officer(s)Dr Pete Finnegan

Main ContactDr Pete Finnegan

Year Commenced2015

Expected Completion2016

Research Funding BodyMonash Institute of Medical Engineering and The Alfred Foundation